Minor in Applied Mathematics Information
Offered jointly by: Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Department of Mathematics
Contact: Professor Richard Rand, 535 Malott Hall, 2557145, rhr2@cornell.edu or MAE Undergraduate Office, 125 Upson, mae_undergrad@cornell.edu.
Eligibility: Engineering undergraduates affiliated with all Engineering Majors are eligible to participate in the Applied Mathematics minor. Preapproval of minor plan is required.
Educational Objectives: This minor is aimed at providing a focus for students who are interested in applied mathematics.
Requirements: To complete the minor, students must take MATH 2930, MATH 2940, and at least six (6) courses beyond MATH 2940, to be chosen as follows:
a) At most one course may be chosen from each of groups 1 – 4 (see sample program below)
b) At least three courses must be chosen from groups 5 and 6.
c) At most one 2000level course may be chosen.
d) At most one course may be chosen that is offered by the student’s Major department.
**Note: Students will not receive credit for MATH 4200 (Group 1) and MAE 5790/MATH 4210 (Group 6) if both are taken.
Academic Standards: A grade of C or better in each course.
SAMPLE PROGRAM:

Group 1: Analysis:
MATH 3230: Introduction to Differential Equations
MATH 4200: Diff. Equations and Dynamical Systems**
Group 2: Computational Methods:
CS 4210: Numerical Analysis and Differential Equations
ENGRD 3200: Engineering Computation
ORIE 3300: Optimization I
Group 3: Probability and Statistics:
CEE 3040: Uncertainty Analysis in Engineering
ECE 3100: Introduction to Probability and Inference for Random Signals and Systems
ENGRD 2700: Basic Engineering Probability and Statistics
MATH 4710: Basic Probability
ORIE 3500: Engineering Probability and Statistics II
Group 4: Applications:
AEP 3330: Mechanics of Particles and Solid Bodies
CEE 3310: Fluid Mechanics
CEE 3710: Structural Modeling and Behavior
CHEME 3230: Fluid Mechanics
CS 2800: Discrete Structures
CS 2850: Networks
ECE 4250: Digital Signal and Image Processing
MAE 3230: Introductory Fluid Mechanics
MSE 3030: Thermodynamics of Condensed Systems
MATH 3610: Mathematical Modeling
Group 5: Advanced Courses:
Only one of the following may be chosen:
MATH 4220: Applied Complex Analysis
MAE 6750: Nonlinear Vibrations
Only one of the following may be chosen:
ECE 4110: Random Signals in Communications and Signal Processing
ORIE 3510: Intro. to Engineering Stochastic Processes I
Also, you may choose from:
CS 4810: Introduction to Theory of Computing
CS 4220: Numerical Analysis: Linear and Nonlinear Problems
CS 4820: Introduction to Analysis of Algorithms
ORIE 3310: Optimization II
ORIE 4330: Discrete Models
ORIE 4350: Introduction to Game Theory
ORIE 5600: Financial Engineering with Stochastic Calculus I
ORIE 5610: Financial Engineering with Stochastic Calculus II
MAE 4730/5730: Intermediate Dynamics and Vibrations
MAE 5790/MATH 4210: Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos**
MAE 6700: Advanced Dynamics
MAE 6810: Methods of Applied Mathematics I
Group 6: Mathematics Courses:
Any 3000+ level course offered by the Mathematics Department in algebra, analysis, probability/statistics, geometry, or logic, with the following exceptions:
(I) MATH 3230 or MATH 4200, if any course from group 1 is chosen.
(ii) MATH 4710, if any course from group 3 is chosen.
(iii) MATH 4220, if AEP 4220 is chosen from group 5.
(iv) Only one of the following may be chosen:
MATH 3320: Introduction to Number Theory
MATH 3360: Applicable Algebra